Willamette University announces a full-time position for a Women’s Tennis Head Coach. Directs all areas associated with the women's tennis program including: practice and competition preparation; student-athlete recruitment; student leadership development; and budget management.

 

JOB DUTIES:

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

  • Directs and coordinates all aspects of the women's tennis program, serving as head coach.
  • Recruits qualified student-athletes for admission to a demanding academic environment.
  • Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters.
  • Prepares and manages program budget, including purchasing of equipment and other supplies as needed.
  • Makes team travel arrangements including accommodations, transportation and meals.
  • Observes all conference, NCAA and university rules and regulations.
  • Schedules competitions and practices within university, Northwest Conference and NCAA Division III guidelines.
  • Teaches the fundamental principles and techniques of tennis (i.e. competition, traditions and sportsmanship) as well as the philosophy of the sport.
  • Is proactive in all matters pertaining to safety among staff and participants.
  • Represents the department and University in public relations efforts.
  • Participates in department and Division planning and staff meetings, representing the women's tennis program and/or Willamette athletic department.
  • Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the athletics program to enhance overall department operation and student-athlete experience.
  • Additional administrative responsibilities and duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent required. 
  • Three years’ experience coaching high school, club or college tennis, with preference given to college coaching experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable NCAA Division III and Conference rules as they apply to tennis.
  • Must be able to successfully articulate the values of a liberal arts education and the role intercollegiate athletics plays in the development of student athletes.
  • Ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes to a strong academic environment.
  • Possess strong leadership, organizational, communication and management skills; serves as a role model for student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both an individual and team setting.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty and other members of the University.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate instructions pertaining to athletic matters in an athletic coaching setting.
  • Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and a variety of software applications.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire date and satisfactory driving record insurable by the University’s insurer.
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion best practices.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree. College coaching experience.

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